Gathering information family documents …

William Kristensen family 1931.
Agnes Wotherspoon and her brother Nathaniel in Egyp WWI
The young Burke kids
Nathanile and Adamina Craig and family

How do you prove who you are and who your parents and grandparents were? The first step is to gather various documents in your home and homes of other members of your family.

Type of Family Records:

Family records come in a variety of forms - diaries, love letters, awards, heirlooms, photos, newspaper clippings, and Bibles - plus many other types. On the side bar are some useful internet links for researching European and Australian ancestors. 

Our Family menu opens our family history page that also includes family side branches. If you find yourself on any of these pages, please send me a brief email to establish a line of possible contact.  As my older informants pass away, I may lose contact with branches of the family.

Useful Links: 


Rigsarkivet, Rigsdagsgaarden 9

DK-1218 Copenhagen K. 


National Archives Service

(Arkistolaitos), Rauhankatu 17,

00171 Helsinki 



Postdamer Strasse 1, 56075 Koblenz 


The National Archives of Norway

Folke Bernadottes vei 21,

N-0806 Oslo 


Riksarkivet, Box 12541, S-102 29 Stockholm 

United Kingdom:

National Archives

Ruskin Ave, Kew, Surrey TW9 4DU 


National Archives of Australia

PO Box 7425 Canberra BC, ACT 2610


The National Archives and Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road

College Park, MD 20740-6001